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Henry Sylvester Rieger went to be with the Lord on the evening of March 20th, 2015 at the age of 83. He passed away unexpectedly at KGH due to a sudden onset of pneumonia. Survived by his wife Geraldine Rieger; and his three children, Janet (Terry) Courtney of Kelowna, BC, Richard (Lisanne Hall) Rieger of Kelowna, and David (Rita) Rieger of Lloydminster, AB; seven grandchildren, Shawn (Alysha) Courtney, Tara (Joseph) Casorso, Chantel, Courtney, Ashley, and Colby Rieger, and Lexi Hall-Rieger; four siblings, Adelheid (Willi) Kromer, Horst (Monika) Rieger, and Monika Boivin all in Germany, and Adalbert (Annaliese) Rieger in Vancouver BC. Sadly predeceased by his father Josef Rieger, mother Agnes Rieger, two brothers Guenter Rieger, and Willibald (Helga) Rieger, sister Franziska (Josef) Sporrer, two stepmothers, Maria Rieger, and Elizabeth Rieger, and half-sister Ursula Rieger.

Henry was born in Gnadenfeld, Oberschlesien, now Poland, on December 31, 1931. He came to Canada in 1950. He loved to swim, be with his grandchildren and fly small planes. He lived a simple life and relationships were paramount to him. Henry had a gift of remembering

historical details about those he came to know and love. He had gift of encouragement with a witty joke, kind

word or deed to make you feel special and important. A celebration of life will be held on May 30th at 1PM

at Springfield Funeral Home, Kelowna, BC. As an expression of sympathy, you may send flowers, or donations to the BC Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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